Chapter 415 - 415 Shouldn't This Reward Be For Her, Who Is Helpful Toward Others?
415 Shouldn’t This Reward Be For Her, Who Is Helpful Toward Others?
Xie Yinxiang smiled and asked Gu Nuo’er, “Nuo’er came late today. I thought you weren’t coming.”
Gu Nuo’er rested her chin on her small hand and fiddled with her brush. “On the way here, I saw an old man who had fallen to the ground, so I helped him. Fortunately, I wasn’t late for school!”
Xie Yinxiang smiled delicately. “You’re really kind and cute. Nuo’er, I heard that you have a shop opening. I don’t have anything to give you. This small wind chime is for you.”
She handed out a red and silver thread mixed with a woven seedling. Below it was a small golden-purple copper bell.
Gu Nuo’er took it and her pink lips immediately opened slightly, her eyes sparkling.
“Wow, Elder Sister Yinxiang, you are really good with your hands!”
After saying that, she put the small bell to her cheek and rolled it, narrowing her eyes in bliss.
Xie Yinxiang was indeed the successor of a priestess in the temple.
Things that were made with effort always came with a fragrance.
A long time ago, there was a group of people in the temple who were in charge of cultivating spiritual flowers for the gods every day. They were commonly known as priests. In fact, the people preferred to call them “people who served the gods.”
The things Xie Yinxiang made had a faint floral fragrance.
Seeing that she seemed to like it very much, Xie Yinxiang smiled shyly. “It’s good that Nuo’er likes it. Hanging a wind chime on the eaves of the house can bring good fortune and help avoid calamity. I wish your shop prosperity.”
Gu Nuo’er smiled sweetly and muttered in a small voice, “I like it. The gods like it very much.”
Before Xie Yinxiang could hear what Gu Nuo’er was saying clearly, the teacher walked in through the door.
Everyone quickly returned to their seats.
Gu Nuo’er looked up and saw that the teacher was talking to Xie Liuhua.
His attitude was very warm.
Xie Liuhua pursed her lips and smiled humbly. “It was a simple act and isn’t worth mentioning.”
The teacher nodded and said in a gratified tone, “If everyone is like you, there’s no need to worry that there’s no good in the world.”
Xie Liuhua accepted the praise and sat down.
Gu Nuo’er didn’t know if it was her imagination, but Xie Liuhua’s gaze seemed to linger on her for a moment.
The child lowered her head and took a brush to make an annotation on her book. She simply couldn’t be bothered with Xie Liuhua.
Jiang Xiaoran was still thinking about going to the suburbs to avoid the heat, so he raised his voice and asked, “Teacher, is Painter Dai coming or not? If he doesn’t come, then let’s end the morning class.”
The teacher saw him calling out and pretended to be serious. “Young Master Jiang, how can you be so playful? Painter Dai had an accident on the way. He just arrived at the state school and has already gone to change his clothes. He’ll be here in a while.”
Jiang Xiaoran sighed in disinterest.
It seemed that his plan to go to the suburbs to avoid the heat had failed.
At this moment, the teacher mentioned something else.
“Previously, the school had discussed with Painter Dai that he would give a painting to a student in the school. I think that in our school, only the second daughter of the Xie family, Xie Liuhua, is deserving of this reward.”
Everyone was in an uproar. Xie Liuhua straightened her back and forced a smug smile.
She didn’t forget to glance at Xie Yinxiang, who was sitting not far away, with a provocative gaze.
Some of the students were unconvinced and asked, “Teacher, your words came out of nowhere. Painter Dai hasn’t come yet, so why is it given to her of all people?”
“That’s right. My grandfather likes to wear Painter Dai’s paintings very much. I even wanted to fight for a chance to win back a painting for my grandfather! If Teacher doesn’t give us a reason, I’m afraid it’ll be difficult to convince everyone!”
The teacher immediately explained, “On the way to the academy this morning, the second daughter of the Xie family saved an old man who had fainted from a serious illness and almost delayed the time for class. I’ve already sent a servant to the vicinity to ask. There’s indeed such a thing. Don’t you think this reward should be given to her, who is helpful toward others?”